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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Track Meet Photo Review with 1D Mark IV
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:40:11 PM »
In better light, this was the Division II 3200 meter run. 


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Track Meet Photo Review with 1D Mark IV
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:36:55 PM »
So I was at a track meet and was positioned quite a ways from the track area.  I had a 300mm f/4L lens and a 1D Mark IV.  This event was nearing full dusk, so the ISO was at 1600 I believe in both cases and aperture was turned up to f/5.6.  Normally for these shots I like f/11 because I like more of the background in focus than what I got, but I already had the shutter speed down to 1/400s.  I did very little in processing, but I did a fairly large crop.  I wanted to point this out because the resolution is awesome despite such a large crop.  At the time I wasn't convinced I should really go higher ISO with the 1D4, but I guess looking at the photos now, should I have gone 1/500, higher ISO, and narrower aperture?  The shot from way across the track was fairly difficult from where I was but upon cropping, looked okay, minus the fans in the background, which I didn't really like how it turned out.  Thanks.  P.S.  If you open the photos themselves you get a full view.  Thanks.  Edit:  I'd like some help here from you guys.  You know I'd help you if I could :)


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:31:44 PM »
On message boards it is so easy to do this Brian.  They cannot "see" you therefore they retort whatever insults they care to because there is no personal connection or consequence.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: upgrade to a 7D?
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:27:35 PM »
For sports, the 7D is the way to go...

Agree with this, especially if you're after FPS.

However, for better low light (high ISO) performance a 5D2 would be better, but you don't get the FPS.  Depends on your priorities.  Decisions, decisions!  ;)

with 5D III you can do both sports(6fps) + night photography. Yes - little pricy ;D

True.  I guess the reason I miss the 7D is for the 1.6x crop factor.  Imagine being at a track meet with poor seating and no press pass with a 300mm f/4L lens on a 1D4.  Pretty good, yes.  But 480mm vs. 390mm does give that extra reach, in those cases. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 27, 2012, 09:04:40 AM »
Haha!!  Sorry guys, I promise I'll never do it again  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:34:36 AM »
Also, I quickly snapped the shot after I put my flash on, with a 35mm at f/1.4 because I didn't care.  It's a joke.  Does that clear things up for you?  I'm sorry you're having a bad day.
I don't want to ruin your day, but you might also check your flash, it seems a little dark.

That's because it's not on.  Can't get anything by you!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:26:53 AM »
I hate to say it, bdunbar79, but your lens seems a little soft and you should do some AFMA. Also you're not OP and it isn't an 1Dx.

Also, I quickly snapped the shot after I put my flash on, with a 35mm at f/1.4 because I didn't care.  It's a joke.  Does that clear things up for you?  I'm sorry you're having a bad day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Got it! Got it! Got it!
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:48:45 PM »
I got the 5D Mark III and 600EX-RT.

And I can prove it: (with a crappy shot and very poor joke)


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EOS Bodies / Re: Good price for a used Canon 1V-HS?
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:55:54 PM »
I just tried to sell my 1v on eBay with both motor drives and 207 rolls exposed for $600.00 and it didn't sell! Had 8 watchers and 11 bids but none met my reserve of $600.00. I'll try again soon....just never know with eBay :)

Ted

You only shot 207 rolls of film AND nobody bought it?  Kids these days just don't know the value of a good film camera  :P

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Lenses / Re: Recommendations for vacation lenses and gear
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:54:21 PM »
canon 70-200mm great len  you will love it
Which version?

EITHER the 70-200 f/2.8L II IS (best) or the 70-200 f/4L IS (excellent)

I don't know your bugdet, but just from an objective standpoint, both of those lenses are truly excellent.  The 2.8 is much more expensive than the 4.

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Hmm good point, shouldn't we be comparing the 1DX to the D4 instead of the D800?

No!  NOOOOOOOOOO!  Don't you know that DxO compares EVERYTHING to the D800?

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Lenses / Re: Swap 16-35 f2.8 II for 24 f1.4 II on 5D3
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:34:20 PM »
Interesting.  Do you shoot at 24mm a lot? If you don't shoot at 24mm a whole lot, I'd suggest something that will surprise you.  With your current kit I'd personally buy the 24-105L zoom lens.  Then you can shoot wherever you want from 24 to 105mm whenever you want.  If you really want a wider angle prime though, the 24L is really good.

Yes, surprising recommendation. I might consider the 24-70 f2.8 II as it would effectively replace what the 16-35 provided on my 40D, but I really do not like the barrel extension on lenses like the 24-70 or the 24-105.

Note: I also had the EFS 10-22 with the 40D, enjoyed it for awhile, but then rarely used it in place if the 16-35 (too wide).

Ok, so that narrowed your choices down.  The 24-70L II barrel might be just as bad as the 24-105L.  If it is then you know you don't want that, so the 24L choice is the right one in that case.  If it's not it'll be hard to ignore its flexibility and IQ.  As an aside, I shoot landscape and indoors with the 24L and it is fantastic.  The 24-105L nor the 24-70L II will match it at 24mm in IQ, at any aperture.  It is relatively small and light as well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:59:15 PM »
No, no, the poll is serious!  The recent APS-H sensor remarks are the joke, excuse us who make fun and then people can't tell what's serious and what isn't  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:41:52 PM »
Canon can't change the image sensor format of a new 7D from APS-C to APS-H or FF and still maintain the product title "7D". If anything the 7D name would be eliminated and a new name will be used.

Yes we know.  It was a joke.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: upgrade to a 7D?
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:09:26 PM »
Hi All,

I had been thinking about upgrading to a 5D mkIII from my 550D but it's a little out of my price range even body only.  So I figured I'd look at the 7D as a few of my colleagues have it and love it.  I can get it for £870 delivered body only, however just a couple of things from me pushing the "checkout" button on the site.

I do a lot of night time, night time HDR, panoramic photography and just wondered if the 7D would be up to the job for this.  I often do long exposures, in a few shots i've done 20-30 minute exposures on a beach at night and while the 550D was good it wasn't quite perfect, so I wouldn't want to upgrade and lose that performance i have currently.

The one area where I know it will help is my sports photography.  I shoot most sports, football, rugby, golf, motor racing, aqua sports (kite surfing, jet skiing, motor boat races)..So I'm 100% it will fulfill it's purpose on that front.

Was just wondering about the low light.  These are my 3 main lenses...

Sigma 10-20mm f3.5
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L
Canon EF 70-200mm F/4.0 L IS

Anyone using a 7D who maybe can advise?

I agree with the other posters.  One of my biggest regrets was selling my 7D.  Some days I wish I still had it.  Since you are shooting outdoor sports, it'll be great.  Overall, it is Canon's best APS-C sensor camera.

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